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[audio]Pacific Sirens by Robert Erickson
“Pacific Sirens” by Robert Erickson, performed by the University of California at San Diego Players in June of 1969. The work is an aleatoric electro-acoustic composition scored for flute, clarinets, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, viola, violoncello, double bass, and tape. Beginning with electronically altered wind and surf sounds from the Pacific coast, the work gradually develops as groups of instruments introduce long, sustaining, and overlapping pitches that flawlessly match the wi...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Aleatory music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 251
[audio]Pacifica Chamber Players Concert
A concert by the Pacifica Chamber Players given on December 19, 1971 at the Berkeley Piano Club, featuring songs by Beethoven and Schubert and new music by George Antheil, Elizabeth Gyring, & Henry Cowell.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; 20th Century Classical; Classical Music; Pacifica Chamber Players
Downloads: 433
[audio]Pacifica Chamber Players: A Live In-Studio Concert
A recording of a live in-studio concert by KPFA’s Pacifica Chamber Players, recorded on February 27, 1971. The chamber ensemble, featuring Tom Rose and Larry Nobori on clarinets, Teressa Adams on the cello and tambourine, and Robert Hughes on bassoon, perform a selection of 20th century chamber music. The recording begins with “Three Dances,” by Robert Hughes, who explains that they were originally intended as incidental music for an 18th century play...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Pacifica Chamber Players; Music; Classical Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 87
[audio]Pacifica Chamber Players: Avant-Garde Concert
The Pacifica Chamber Players, formed for the purpose of playing studio concerts over the air on KPFA, present a concert of music composed for the ensemble by Charles Amirkhanian, Richard Friedman, and Charles Shere, Julian White, plus a work written by the American composer Henry Brant. The Players include different performers for each concert, depending on the music chosen by the ensemble's director, clarinetist, Thomas Rose...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music; Pacifica Chamber Players
Downloads: 390
[audio]Pacifica Is 25
Exactly 25 years after KPFA first went on the air, Larry Josephson hosts a program commemorating the event. In a mix of interviews with some of the stations earliest personalities, including Joy Hill, widow of the station's founder Lewis Hill, and excerpts from some of the best programs from the past 25 years, Josephson recalls the illustrious history of the country's first listener supported radio station.
Keywords: Pacifica Radio Network; KPFA-FM; Public Radio; radio stations; Lewis Hill
Downloads: 260
[audio]Pamela Z performs Bone Music at Other Minds 4, 1997 - Pamela Z
Bay Area digital pioneer Pamela Z performs her song Bone Music at the Other Minds Music Festival in 1997 at San Francisco's Cowell Theater.
Keywords: Avantgarde; Experimental; Sound Art
Downloads: 329
[audio]Pamela Z performs Metrodaemonium at Other Minds 4, 1997 - Pamela Z
Bay Area digital pioneer Pamela Z performs her song Metrodaemonium at the Other Minds Music Festival in 1997 at San Francisco's Cowell Theater.
Keywords: Avantgarde; Experimental; Sound Art
Downloads: 322
[audio]Pamela Z, Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium in 1989 - Pamela Z
Pamela Z interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, November 2, 1989. In conjunction with her artist-in-residency work at the Exploratorium, Pamela Z presents a sampling of her live solo performance work with electronics and discussed her techniques, influences, favorite musicians, new directions, collaboration, and the context of her work in the current new music milieu.
Keywords: Avantgarde; Vocal; 20th Century Classical; Performance Art
Downloads: 353
[audio]Panel Discussion on the Firing of Two Co-directors of the Mills College Tape Music Center, 1969 - Anthony J. Gnazzo & Lowell Cross
This program consists of a panel discussion on the subject of the firing of the two co-directors of the Mills College Tape Music Center (Anthony Gnazzo and Lowell Cross). KPFA Music Director Howard Hersh interviews Gnazzo, Cross, and composers Eugene Turitz, Alden Jenks, and Ann Kish and student representative Susan Lynch about the action of the college. The College was offered time to respond but declined...
Downloads: 211
[audio]Paul Dessau: His Life & Music
Ted Cohen of WBAI-FM, presents a documentary on the life and music of the German Jewish composer Paul Dessau. Born in Hamburg in 1894 (and eventually dying in East Berlin in 1979), Dessau’s tumultuous life included periods of obscurity, exile and poverty, before his eventual recognition as one of the great politically radical composers of the 20th century. The grandson of a synagogue cantor, he fled Germany in 1933 to live in Paris, where he was introduced to 12-note composition by Rene Leibow...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Music; Theatre; Piano Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 207
[audio]Paul Dresher performs Chorale Times Two at Other Minds 4, 1997 - Paul Dresher
While experimenting with a Yamaha SY-99 synthesizer Dresher created a synthesizer timbre that intrigued him sonically and from which kept emerging a simple expanding chord progression. This suggested the kind of core harmonic progressions embodied in Bach chorales, which are often used as models in beginning studies of harmony and voice leading. The idea kept hanging around and nagging for attention, which it finally receives in the Concerto for Violin & Electro-Acoustic Band...
Keywords: Music; Chamber Music; Electro-Acoustic/Electronic; Other Minds Festival
Downloads: 705
[audio]Paul Dresher performs the World Premiere of RetroDisrespective at Other Minds 4, 1997 - Paul Dresher
Drawing on sources as diverse as Indonesian music traditions and rock n' roll, leading Bay Area composer Paul Dresher performs the world premiere of a new solo composition for electric guitar at the Other Minds Music Festival in 1997 at San Francisco's Cowell Theater.
Keywords: Avantgarde; 20th Century Classical; World Music
Downloads: 830
[audio]Pauline Oliveros & The Circle Trio Perform at Other Minds Festival 8, 2002 - Pauline Oliveros & The Circle Trio
Members of The Circle Trio make music by tuning psychically to a channeled source of connection that guides their musical improvisation. Pauline Oliveros has been a pioneer in the practice of meditation pieces for performers and "audiences", and has developed the concept of Deep Listening, a kind of collective improvisation involving zen-like focus on sound production and interaction during performance...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; Music; New Music; Free Improvisation; Pauline Oliveros; The Circle Trio
Downloads: 932
[audio]Pauline Oliveros Theatre Piece for Trombone with Stuart Dempster, 1965 - Pauline Oliveros
Composed together with Elizabeth Harris (staging) and performed by Stuart Dempster at a concert given in 1965 at 321 Divisidero Street in San Francisco. Charles Boone describes the action and setting preceeding the very theatrical performance involving candles, hose, funnels and other unusual props. From a live broadcast. KPFA had telephone lines installed into the San Francisco Tape Music Center so that concerts before a live audience could be heard live.
Keywords: Music; Performance Art; Electro-Acoustic/Electronic; KPFA-FM; San Francisco Tape Music Center
Downloads: 793
[audio]Pauline Oliveros: Quintuplets Play Pen—Homage to Ruth Crawford, Performed by Sarah Cahill at Other Minds 8, 2002 - Pauline Oliveros
Pianist Sarah Cahill performs Pauline Oliveros' piece Quintuplets Play Pen: Homage to Ruth Crawford (2001). Cahill at the time spoke of the piece as "a playful polyrhythmic dance. There are layers of counterpoint: a bass line which rings out with help from the sostenuto pedal (Crawfod was very fond of this particular pedal); steady staccato quintuplets; and a delicate melody in sixteenth notes. There are fifteen distinct sections, of ten measures each...
Keywords: Avantgarde
Downloads: 314
[audio]Payne Box: Sawtooth Wave
This is an early example of the types of sounds that can be created electronically. It is uncertain if this modulated sawtooth wave was intended as a piece of electronic music or simply as a demonstration of a certain type of analog synthesizer. The accompanying documentation indicates it was one channel of a “Payne Box,” which may indicate that it was created by either Maggi Payne or John Payne, both composers of electronic music associated with KPFA during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Analog; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
Downloads: 266
[audio]People's Music: A Conversation about Popular and Folk Music Traditions
From a program recorded in 1962, Malvina Reynolds and Will Ogdon in conversation with Lou Gottlieb about the intersection of popular and folk music. Intended as a response to a then recent University conference panel on the same subject in which the more academically minded panelists proved to be out of touch with the audience about popular music in contemporary culture, and the emerging folk music revival...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Folk Music
Downloads: 128
[audio]Percussion Music: From Lou Harrison’s collection of 78 rpm acetate records
On this installment of Ode to Gravity, Charles Amirkhanian unearths rare gems from Lou Harrison’s personal record collection. Amirkhanian focuses on percussion music from the late 1930s and early 1940s, broadcasting selections by American composers Harrison, Henry Cowell, Johanna Beyer and William Russell. Many of these recordings were made live at one of John Cage’s famous percussion concerts, in 1939 at the Cornish School in Seattle...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity Series; Lou Harrison; Percussion Music; New Music; acetate discs; 78rpm
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[audio]Performances by the ONCE Chamber Ensemble
The ONCE Chamber Ensemble performs new and avant-garde music by four 20th century composers. The first work, “Bestiary I, Eingang” is a 1961 composition by George Cacioppo, and features soprano Karen Lovejoy. This is followed by Donald Scavarda’s “Sounds for Eleven,” “Two Pieces” by Bruce Wise,” and “Wedge” by Roger Reynolds. Each of these works for chamber ensemble exhibit the avant-garde sensibility of the mid-20th century, with its focus on percussion, tinkling piano, and ...
Keywords: Music; New Music; Avant-Garde; Instrumental ensembles
Downloads: 123
[audio]Performer's Choice: Program No. 4
The fourth in KPFA’s Performer's Choice concert series was held on October 30, 1963 at KPFA’s San Francisco Studio. Included was the premier performance of Loren Rush’s “Composition for Two Pianos, Bells, Gongs, and Cymbals,” and Béla Bartók’s “Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion.” A third work by W. F. Bach was also included in this concert but that portion of the concert has been lost...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Performer's Choice; Music; 20th Century Classical; Chamber Music
Downloads: 94
[audio]Performer's Choice: Program No. 5
The fifth in KPFA’s Performer's Choice concert series, recorded in San Francisco, on January 4, 1964. The concert features works, several of which are first performances, by a selection of California based composers such as Peter Ford, John Chowning, Gordon Mumma, and Phil Windsor. Also included are more familiar works such as “Three Page Sonata,” for piano by the pioneering American composer Charles Ives, and the only work by a non-American composer, “Impromtu” by the Swede Folke Rabe...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Performer's Choice; Music; 20th Century Classical; New music; Chamber music; Percussion music
Downloads: 124
[audio]Performer’s Choice: Program No. 2
The second in KPFA’s Performer's Choice concert series, recorded at the Hall of Flowers, in San Francisco, on May 13, 1963. The concert begins with the Performer’s Choice Ensemble presenting Edgar Varèse’s “Octandre,” conducted by Gerhard Saumel. Salvatore Martirano then conducts a precocious chamber ensemble from Berkeley High School in his “Octet”. Other compositions included Webern’s “Concerto, Opus 24”, and Mozart’s “Sonata in B Flat Major, K...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Performer's Choice series; Music; Classical Music; Chamber Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 82
[audio]Performer’s Choice: Program No. 3
The Berkeley Chamber Singers and wind players of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra contribute to this third concert in the Performer’s Choice series, which was held on June 6, 1963 at the Hall of Flowers in San Francisco. Adolph Baller is soloist in Mozart’s “Quintet in E Flat Major, K. 452,” and Gerhard Samuel conducts the first performance of Wayne Peterson’s “Tangents,” for violin and winds...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; 18th Century Classical; 20th Century Classical; Chamber Music
Downloads: 227
[audio]Peter Garland: Matachin Dances performed at New Music America 1981 - Peter Garland
Peter Garland on New Music America in 1981, San Francisco California. This recording is available from Cold Blue Records,
Keywords: Avantgarde
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[audio]Peter Yates interviewed by Charles Shere, 1964
In an interview recorded on Dec. 7, 1964, Peter Yates, a self described “professional amateur”, talks about the artistic implications of New Music. The conversation begins with an exploration of the connections between New Music and Zen Buddhism. According to Yates the appreciation of new and electronic music is best accomplished by freeing one’s self of preconceptions and to surrender one’s self to the act of listening...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; New Music; Interactive Art
Downloads: 117
[audio]Phantoms of the Opry Concert
Phantoms of the Opry, a San Francisco based bluegrass band active in the 1970s, in a in-studio, live broadcast of traditional bluegrass and country music, recorded on November 12, 1972. Bill Schechner hosts the concert and talks to members of the band about their personal histories, the origins of bluegrass, the difficulties of making it big in bluegrass, and the influence of bluegrass music on mainstream rock and roll musicians.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Popular Music
Downloads: 422
[audio]Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Concert
This is the first half of a concert given at the Fresno State College Department of Music, Recital Hall Music Building on Nov. 11, 1964. It features compositions by students and faculty of Fresno State College performed by members of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Art Songs; Chamber Music; Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Downloads: 246
[audio]Phil Elwood's Tribute to Turk Murphy
Phil Elwood produced this memorial tribute to the great San Francisco jazz trombonist Turk Murphy, who died on May 30, 1987. Turk played in a number of Bay Area jazz bands during the mid part of the 20th Century and made a number of recordings as well. In this program Elwood plays a wide assortment of Dixieland influenced jazz tunes from the 1940s and 50s. Included are a couple songs recorded at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral in 1977 as well as several from Turk's concert at Carnegie Hall.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Jazz; Turk Murphy
Downloads: 434
[audio]Philip Glass Interviewed by Russ Jennings - Philip Glass
Philip Glass discusses The Photographer, a theater piece conceived as a play, a concert and a dance in three acts which had recently been released on record. Glass and his ensemble were in town to perform the piece based on the life and work of Eadweard Muybridge. Discussions of technical aspects of composition, traveling, performance, and editing, follows. Interviewers are Russ Jennings and Leslie Roberts.
Downloads: 765
[audio]Philip Glass Interviewed on his 4/21/85 performance at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco - Philip Glass
Philip Glass interview with Charles Amirkhanian on January 25, 1985 on Glass' upcoming April 21st performance at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. First broadcast April 11 on KPFA's Morning Concert Series.
Keywords: 20th Century Classical; Minimalism
Downloads: 876 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Philip Lamantia on Poetry, with a reading by Bob Kaufman
A scholarly lecture by Philip Lamantia on poetry, philosophy, and language. At times quite technical, this is a fascinating talk on the underlying structures and assumed principles behind poetry. The end of the program includes a reading by Bob Kaufman of a number of unidentified poems.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Lecture: Panel discussion; Poetry; Bob Kaufman; Philip Lamantia
Downloads: 456
[audio]Phill Niblock performs "Sethwork" at Other Minds 11, 2005 - Phill Niblock
Phill Niblock performs Sethwork (2003) at Other Minds 11 at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2005. You can purchase CDs of Niblock's work at Phill Niblock, electronics Seth Josel, guitars with e-bow Composer Phill Niblock presents the West Coast premiere of Sethwork, featuring guitarist Seth Josel and two simultaneously projected films by Niblock, whose music is most often accompanied by motion pictures of his own making...
Keywords: Avantgarde; Experimental; Drone, Ambient
Downloads: 1,597
[audio]Phosphones by Emmanuel Ghent
Born in Montreal, Canada in 1929, Emmanuel Ghent studied both psychiatric medicine and music at McGill University, before emigrating to New York in 1951, where he continued his musical training while also becoming a clinical professor of psychology. Although an oboist, Ghent became interested in electronic music in the 1960s and was a pioneer in the use of computers in musical composition. He worked with the GROOVE system at Bell Labs, starting in the late 1960s, and continued to discover innova...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Electronic music; Computer music
Downloads: 136
[audio]Piano Concerto by Robert Erickson
A dress rehearsal performance of Robert Erickson’s “Piano Concerto” given at the University of Illinois. [Date unknown]
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music: 20th Century Classical; Chamber Music; Robert Erickson
Downloads: 662
[audio]Piano Recital by Frederick Marvin
Frederick Marvin, whose extensive research has led to the revelation of the greatly interesting output of Padre Antonio Soler (1729-1783), performed this concert on February 24, 1973, at the Stephenson-Bradford Music and Fine Arts Center in Fresno California. On the program was Soler’s “Sonata in C”, Beethoven’s “Sonata, No. 18”, and George Antheil’s “Sonata No. 4” as well as works by Debussy and Liszt...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; 20th Century Classical; Classical Music; Frederick Marvin
Downloads: 798
[audio]Piece by Robert Erickson
Recorded during a televised performance on KQED in San Francisco, Warner Jepson performs Robert Erickson’s “Piece”, a 1965 composition scored for two toy pianos and bells, with some of the instruments pre-recorded on tape. The deep resounding bells are elegantly juxtaposed with the higher, tinkling, sounds of the toy pianos in this early electro-acoustic composition. Robert Erickson, was a noted author and educator, whose students included Morton Subotnick, Pauline Oliveros, Terry Riley, a...
Keywords: Music; New Music; Electro-acoustic; Electronic muisc; Bell music; Toy piano music
Downloads: 159
[audio]Pierre Boulez on Music
In an program recorded in March of 1958, the French composer Pierre Boulez is interviewed by Alan Rich, Robert Erickson and a panel of distinguished and learned musicologists and composers. Sounding at times like a doctoral dissertation defense, the young Frenchman attempts to clarify the role, or lack there of, of development and structure in the avant-garde music being produced by a new wave of European composers such as himself, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and others...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Pierre Boulez; Alan Rich; Robert Erickson; Interview; Avant-Garde; New Music; 20th Century Classical; Music History; Music Criticism
Downloads: 516
[audio]Pitch Out by Allan Bryant
Originally released as an insert into the seminal avant-garde “Source” magazine, this is a recording of members of Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV), performing Allan Bryant’s “Pitch Out” for three guitars and electronics. Musica Elettronica Viva was the premiere experimental electronic music ensembles performing live music during the 1960s and 70s. Bryant, a founding member of MEV, is an American composer noted for his reexamination of the electric guitar as a source of electronic sounds ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Electro-acoustic; Electronic; Aleatory music; Guitar music
Downloads: 192
[audio]Pittsburgh International Contemporary Music Festival: Organ and Choral Concert
The Pittsburgh International Contemporary Music Festival, held on November 24-30, 1952, featured ten concerts of contemporary classical music, including this concert of organ music by Arthur Honegger, Olivier Messiaen, and Roger Sessions. Sponsored by the Carnegie Institute and the Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham University), the Festival has come to be recognized as a watershed event in 20th century musical composition...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 288
[audio]Pli Selon Pli by Pierre Boulez
From the 1962 Donaueschingen Music Festival, a complete recording of Pierre Boulez’s “Pil Selon Pil” for soprano and orchestra, performed by Eva Maria Rogner and the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer. “Pil Selon Pil” which is translated as “fold by fold” or “crease on crease” is a piece in five movements, each based on poem by Stéphane Mallarmé...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music: 20th Century Classical; Pierre Boulez
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[audio]Pluto: The Seed-man at the End of the Cycle
Dane Rudhyar, well known in New Music circles as a modern composer of often brief, and sometimes dissonant, works for piano, was also a philosopher and author of many books on Astrology. Less deterministic than traditional Astrology, Rudhyar’s system was more a blending of Jungian philosophy with elements of Astrology, Theosophy, and New Age thinking. He saw the late 20th century as a time of great transition, and ending of one cycle and the germination of another, a change that found its repr...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Astrology; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Current Events; Dane Rudhyar; Social Change; Spiritual Life
Downloads: 104
[audio]Poetry - Center and Absence - Music: A Lecture by Pierre Boulez
In March 1963, Pierre Boulez delivered an address to the Festival of Contemporary Arts at the University of Illinois in Urbana on the topic of music and poetry. After a brief introduction by Igor Stravinsky, Boulez reflects on his work with the texts of Stephane Mallarmé and on the challenge of relating those “two sacred monsters’, music and poetry. After tracing the history of setting poetry to music, Boulez defends his own “abstract” way of handling texts, all the while insisting that...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview and Music; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Pierre Boulez
Downloads: 370
[audio]Political Protest and Labor Union Songs by the Bay Area Progressive Musicians Association
Recorded in 1975 or 1976, the Bay Area Progressive Musicians Association (BAPMA) perform a selection of labor union and political protest songs, live in the studios of KPFA. BAPMA, was a band of revolutionary minded musicians who performed regularly at local San Francisco Bay Area political rallies, union strikes, and other similar forums during the 1970s. In this recording they can be heard performing such classic work songs as “Huelga en General,” an anthem of the United Farmworkers, “Wh...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Folk Music; BAPMA
Downloads: 353
[audio]Portrait of Composer Colin McPhee - Colin McPhee
Charles Amirkhanian introduces the life and music of Colin McPhee (1901-1964), with commentary by Henry Cowell and Lou Harrison. A classically trained pianist and composer, McPhee became prominent in the 1930s modern music movement in New York. His life and music changed direction when he discovered Balinese music in 1931. He moved to Bali and thoroughly studied the indigenous music. McPhee composed music incorporating Balinese themes...
Keywords: Documentary; 20th Century Classical; World Music
Downloads: 1,304
[audio]Portraits and Repetition: An essay by Gertrude Stein
Charles Amirkhanian reads an excerpt from Gertrude Steins “Portraits and Repetition” which was originally published as part of the author’s “Lectures in America.” In what is a fascinating explanation of the Stein style, presented in the Stein style, the famed avant-garde poet and author defends herself against the common criticism that her literary portraits of fellow artists are full of repetition, by insisting that as long as the emphasis is different then there is no repetition...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Literature
Downloads: 462
[audio]Prelude to a Drama by Radie Britain
Originally from a 1955 broadcast in Cairo Egypt, the United States Air Force Symphony Orchestra performs Radie Britain’s 1928 composition “Prelude to a Drama .” Originally titled “Overture to Pygmalion” this orchestral work received it world premiere in 1938 when it was performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Frederick Stock. In this 1955 performance the U. S...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Orchestral Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 196
[audio]Press Conference of Harold Farberman
On February 26, 1970, Harold Farberman was presented to the San Francisco Bay Area media as the new Musical Director of the Oakland Symphony Orchestra during this press conference. Farberman was to succeed Gerhard Samuel, who had made quite a reputation at Oakland as an adventurous concert programmer, and had resigned from his post because he wanted to pursue more guest conducting jobs. As a result of this history, Farberman and Herbert Sandler, the vice president of the Symphony, emphasize the ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Interview; Orchestral music; 20th century classical; Avant-garde (Music); Conductors (Music); Press conferences
Downloads: 56
[audio]Program Music 19, No. 3 by Emmanuel Ghent
Born in Montreal, Canada in 1929, Emmanuel Ghent studied both psychiatric medicine and music at McGill University, before emigrating to New York in 1951, where he continued his musical training while also becoming a clinical professor of psychology. Although an oboist, Ghent became interested in electronic music in the 1960s and was a pioneer in the use of computers in musical composition. He worked with the GROOVE system at Bell Labs, starting in the late 1960s, and continued to discover innova...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Electronic music; Computer music
Downloads: 129
[audio]Pythagorean Clavinet Phaze by Don Cardoza
This is a half hour long piece of entrancing music for the clavinet, that appears, at least to the untrained ear to have been influenced by Indian ragas. The clavinet is an electronically amplified clavichord and produces a sound quite similar to an electric guitar, despite it being a keyboard instrument. Don Cardoza has studied piano with Carlo Busotii and Michaiko Kolbiaka, among others, and he studied composition with Wayne Peterson, Fred Fox, and Ton De Leeuw at the Amsterdam Conservatory an...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Don Cardoza
Downloads: 268
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